Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Kitchen Herbs for Treating Tonsillitis!

CureTonsillitis with Herbs!
Tonsillitis is the inflammation or swelling of the tonsils most commonly caused by a viral or bacterial infection. The tonsils are lymph nodes in the back of the mouth and top of the throat that help to filter out bacteria and other germs to prevent infection in the body. It is very common, especially in children. The symptoms of tonsillitis are difficulty in swallowing, ear ache, fever, chills, sometimes headache and sore throat. The lymph nodes in the jaw and neck may be swollen and tender to touch. Learn about some common kitchen remedies to treat & cure tonsillitis naturally!

  • For tonsillitis, gargle with decoction prepared by boiling the bark of the acacia tree.
  • Dissolve powdered alum (phitkari) in water and use the same as a gargle for tonsillitis.
  • Mix 1 tsp each of vacha (Acorus calamus) & mulethi (Glycyrrhiza glabra) powder with honey and take thrice daily.
  • Boil approx 12-15 g of banafsha (Viola odorata) flowers in 50 ml milk. Take warm twice a day. The filtered residue can be heated and tied around the throat as a poultice at night.
  • To get relief from the symptoms of tonsillitis, chamomile tea along with honey and lemon is a great remedy.
  • Prepare a gargle by simmering 2 tbsp of fenugreek seeds for half an hour in a litre of water. For beneficial results use it for gargle twice daily.
  • Take honey regularly for preventing as well as curing tonsillitis. It can also be taken with a glass of warm milk to soothe the throat.
  • Prepare a decoction by boiling a 5-6 leaves of basil with ginger rhizome and 2-3 cloves. Take 20 ml of the same with honey thrice daily.
  • The milk from raw papaya can be applied on the inflamed tonsils to get relief.Prepare black tea and add some salt to it. Use it as a gargle to get relief from the ailment.
  • Prepare a paste by boiling figs in water and apply externally on the throat area to provide a soothing effect.
  • Gargling with water boiled with basil leaves can provide relief from tonsillitis .

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